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Children are laughing and having animated discussions. You can see their happy faces, hear excited voices, and the loud groans from drawing the wrong card.
No, you aren’t out on a playground, you are in a math classroom where the students are playing math games.
This week I’m doing a 3 part series on place value with decimals or multiplying by 10 and 1/10.
In the first post we talked about what happens when you move one place to the right you are multiplying by 1/10, and if you move one place value to the left you are multiplying by 10.
Of course, we talked about getting our base ten blocks, and letting the children explore. What may have worked even better for you was to get out grid paper. This allows your students to actually cut apart a long or flat so the can multiply by 10 or .10.
The next post in the series will provide your students extra pencil and paper practice with a FREE assessment.
Before that though, lets practice in a way that will get some smiles on the faces of your kiddos.
How to Set Up Your Multiplying by .10 FREE Game
This game is easy to play and requires little prep.
- Simply glue the game board onto a file folder.
- Cut out the cards that have the operations on it.
- Finally gather up a few game board pieces.
How to play a Maze of Zeros
The concept is simple. The children start at a number like 25, and then draw a card that will have them multiply by 10 or .10. If there is a line to the correct answer they may move their game piece to the next circle. If not, they must remain on their current number. The goal is to be the first person to reach the end of the maze.
Enjoy the sounds of your students having fun while multiplying by .10 and 10.
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